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WIC

A Federally funded supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children.

The main purpose of the program is to educate families about proper nutrition through diet education and nutritious supplemental foods.

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 Jennifer Luker:

  • Nutritionist
  • 828-587-8242

Lee Lillard: 

  • WIC Supervisor  
  • 828-587-8240

Krystal Bradley: 

  • WIC Office Assistant  
  • 828-587-8243

Teresa Bryant: 

  • Nutritionist/Breast Feeding Peer Counselor  
  • 828-587-8214

Amanda Brooks: 

  • WIC Office Assistant
  • 828-587-8223

 

 

To Be Eligible You Must (meet a least one of the following):

  • Be  pregnant
  • Postpartum up to six months after delivery
  • Breastfeeding up to one year
  • Have an infant up to one year
  • Have a child up to five years old

In order to qualify, you must:

  • Meet income guidelines
  • Have a nutritional or medically related health risk.
  • Live in N.C.

Hours of Operation are from 8:00AM until 5:00PM Monday through Friday.

Later hours are provided on the 2nd and 4th Thursday nights until 6:30PM.

There is a Cashiers WIC Clinic on the 3rd Thursday each month except for the month of December.

HOW TO APPLY

Call or come by the Jackson County Department of Public Health WIC office. The Phone number is 828-586-8994.  The address is 538 Scotts Creek Road, Sylva, NC. (WIC applicants must be present)

Bring the following:

  1. Proof of Identification for participant and caregiver.

Medicaid card, Drivers License, Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Work or School ID, Shot Record, Bill with name less than 60 days old, Division of Motor ID.

  1. Proof of Residence

Medicaid card less than 60 days olds, or recent Water, Electric, Cable, Gas, or Telephone Bill Less than 60 days old, or current Rental or Mortgage Agreement, Drivers License, Bank Statement, or Pay Check Stub.

  1. Proof of Income

Medicaid Card less than 30 days old, or Letter of Food Stamp Eligibility, Recent paycheck Stub less than 30 days old.  Written proof of all money that comes into the house (SS, SSI, Disability, Child Support, etc.)

WIC INCOME GUIDELINES EFFECTIVE APRIL 28, 2014

Note: A person who receives Medicaid, Work First, or Food and Nutrition Services automatically meets the income eligibility for WIC.

Medicaid eligibility is not required for  participation in the WIC Program.

WIC Benefits.

  • WIC checks for nutritious foods
  • Nutrition education and counseling
  • Breastfeeding education and support
  • Immunization screening
  • Referrals to other services

Nutritious Foods

Milk

Cheese

Cereal

Juice

Eggs

Dry Beans, Peas, and Lentils/Peanut Butter: (1 pound dry beans or four 15-16 oz. cans beans or 16-18 oz peanut butter)

Whole-wheat bread/Whole Grains

Fruits and Vegetables ( cash-value voucher)

Breastfeeding Women

Enhanced food package

Tuna/ Salmon

Infants

Formula

Fruits and Vegetables (6-11 months of age)

Infant Cereals (6-11 months of age)

Infant Meats (6-11 months of age)

WIC provides breastfeeding education and support for all women in Jackson County. There are trained educators available who can provide you with information and support vital to making your best decision about feeding your baby.

Breast milk gives your baby his or her first antibodies and changes as your growing baby’s nutritional need changes.  Breast milk can not be duplicated by any formula manufacturer.

WIC Vendors

Food Lion

Harold’s Grocery

Ingles, Cashiers

Ingles, Sylva

Jimmy’s Mini Market

Sav-More

Wall-Mart

Pharmacy

CVS

For more information on the WIC Program and Nutrition Education, go to www.nutritionnc.com. If you are a WIC client, you can find WIC nutrition education on the internet…it’s easy.  Go to www.wichealth.org.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

To File an Employment Complaint

If you wish to file an employment complaint, you must contact your agency's EEO Counselor (PDF) within 45 days of the date of the alleged discriminatory act, event, or in the case of a personnel action. Additional information can be found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_file.html.

To File a Program Complaint

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Persons with Disabilities

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities and you wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800) 221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers.

All Other Inquiries

For any other information not pertaining to civil rights, please refer to the listing of the USDA Agencies and Offices for specific agency information.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.